The Mahaparinirvan Express is a tourist train which was launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on 28 March 2007, to attract Buddhist pilgrims. The train takes passengers on an eight-day, seven-night spiritual tour which visits Buddhist sites across North India.
|Built at||Integral Coach Factory, Chennai|
|Family name||Luxury Trains|
|Operator(s)||Indian Railways and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)|
|Line(s) served||Howrah–Gaya–Delhi line|
The train gets its name from the Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha. A sacred journey which includes Buddha's visit to various important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, such as Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Varanasi and Kushinagar.
Features and ServicesEdit
The Mahaparinirvan Express is operated by Indian Railways using carriages from a Rajdhani Express train. This is a fully air conditioned train offering three different classes of travel (first class, two tier, and three tier).
- Verma, Kumod (13 March 2007). "Buddhist-circuit train to be flagged off on Mar 28". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 October 2018.